Storyboard settings for publishing to word

Several questions in regards to a published Storyboard doc:

  1. How do I include the image of my presenter in the Presenter Details?
  2. Is there a way to specify which details of the presentation I would like (i.e. everything but the Filename?)
  3. Can I edit the footer of the storyboard doc from Articulate?

From what I assume, all of these need to be edited directly in Word, but I'd like to confirm that I'm not missing configuration options from within Articulate.

Thanks!

9 Replies
Jeanette Brooks

Hi Kristin, that's correct, these types of changes would need to be made directly to your document after you publish to Word. There aren't currently options within Presenter that allow you to add/customize presenter info, footer, or other presentation info that appears in your Word doc.

The good news is, it's pretty easy to edit these sorts of things in Word:

  • You can use the Insert>Picture option in Word to insert a photo of your presenter. If you don't know where this picture is stored, check out this article and scroll to the section called "Presenters."
  • The Presentation Details automatically give you the number of slides, duration, and filename, but you can delete, add to or modify any of this text directly in Word, as needed.
  • The footer is generated automatically, but to change it you can just double-click in the Footer area of your Word document and make whatever edits you need. Or, what some people do, if they have a preferred footer they want to use for multiple presentations, is this: Create a blank Word template with the footer customized the way you want it. Then when you publish any presentation to Word, you can just do a Ctrl+A to select everything, and then copy/paste the content into a new document that is based on your Word template (which contains the customized footer). If you have several courses that you need to publish to Word, this might be a little faster than adjusting the footer manually on every one.

Hope that helps!

Kristin Robertshaw

Thanks for the reply!

One more question...how can I get an inserted Flash Object to appear on my storyboard?  It currently appears when I publish it to the web, but either a blank or video placeholder displays when I publish it to Word.  Do I have to temporarily cover or replace it with a single frame image for this?

Jeanette Brooks

Hey Kristin, yeah if you've inserted a swf or a movie on a slide, a placeholder is what will appear in your Word Doc. What you could do though is create a screenshot of your movie and then insert that on top of the black placeholder, if you want a more "finished" look. Here's how you could do that:

True Disbeliever

@Articulate,

Presenter publishes a storyboard document, but the screent shot is not visible on several of the rows.

Handles for a Word object appear when I click on the visually empty table cell, but no tweak that I attempt on the Word doc causes those missing screen shots to appear. For example, changing the object property to In Front of Text seems to have no effect.

What do I try next?  A trailhead to another thread is OK with me.

Best regards,

Rebecca Flores

We've had so many problems with publishing a word storyboard everyone in the dept have just stopped trying to do it and are creating them by copying thumbnails of the slides into a word table. Time consuming and frustrating but not as frustrating as the constant crashes when trying to publisher storyboard from presenter.

Peter Anderson

Really sorry to hear you're having so many issues, Rebecca. 

If you're ever able to capture your process - including the problems you experience - using our free screen capture tool, we'd be more than happy to try and explore what might be going onYou'll also want to be sure you're following some basic rules to prevent strange behavior:

  • Work on your local drive (your C: drive). Working on a network drive or a USB drive can cause erratic behavior, including file corruption, loss of audio, and other unexpected behavior. 
  • You should also make sure the directory path to your project files and your published output is less than 260 characters (for example C:\Articulate).
  • Avoid using special characters, accents or symbols in your file names.

Thanks, Rebecca